Two New VME Single Board Computers from Abaco Systems Implement Latest Processor from Intel

Jan. 4, 2017
    • XVB603 and XVR19 feature Intel® Xeon® 3 “Kaby Lake” processor for optimum  performance, extended lifetime
    • Customers benefit from cost-effective, low-risk upgrade opportunity

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— JANUARY 4, 2017— In line with its strategy of ensuring customers get the fastest possible access to the latest technology, Abaco Systems today announced the XVB603 and XVR19 6U VME single board computers, based on the latest 7th generation Intel® technology (codenamed “Kaby Lake”). The boards are designed to cover the full range of VME processing applications from industrial control through to fully rugged, mission critical defense and aerospace deployments.

The XVB603 and XVR19 provide straightforward, cost-effective and low risk upgrades for users of previous XVB and XVR products, bringing enhanced processor performance, enhanced storage and improved protection against obsolescence. They will also be attractive for new program starts looking to benefit from Abaco’s established and proven VME roadmaps.

Both product ranges offer the same reliability and stability that typify VME-based products. Long term availability is assured as a result of utilising CPUs from Intel’s long term-supported IoT (Internet of Things) roadmap, and Abaco’s new Vivo FPGA-based VME interface which abstracts these products from potential obsolescence issues.

The XVB603 is specifically targeted at air-cooled, front I/O application in relatively benign environments typically found in industrial or sheltered defense settings. The XVR19 is a fully rugged offering, with both rugged air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions, targeted at command and control applications typical of the defense and aerospace markets on land, sea and air. Extended longevity is further enhanced by Abaco’s industry-leading Product Lifecycle Management program which plays a key role in Abaco’s strategy of minimizing customers’ long term cost of ownership.

“Our announcement of the XVB603 and XVR19 boards reinforces our commitment to the long term viability of the VME architecture“, said Mrinal Iyengar, VP, Product Management at Abaco. “These boards represent cost-effective, low risk and highly performant choices for both existing applications and organizations that are committed to VME.”

The XVB603 and XVR19 are both based on the new 7th generation Intel Xeon® E3-1505M v6 Intel processor which offers integrated graphics and memory controller together with quad core processing up to 3.0GHz all in one device. Coupled with the Mobile Intel QM87 Express Chipset, the processing node delivers greater processor performance than 6th generation-based products.

In addition to a comprehensive range of onboard I/O features, the XVB603 and XVR19 also offer on-board mezzanine expansion sites for enhanced system flexibility. Memory resources include up to 16 GB of soldered DDR4 SDRAM for optimum performance and reliability.

A rich software choice is planned for the XVB603 and XVR19, including comprehensive Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS) and AXIS, plus operating system support for Windows® 10, Open Linux®, Wind River Linux and VxWorks®.

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About Abaco Systems 

With more than 30 years of experience, Abaco Systems is the global leader in open architecture rugged embedded systems. We deliver market-leading commercial off-the-shelf and custom products, together with best in class program lifecycle management. This, together with our 800+ professionals’ unwavering focus on our customers’ success, reduces program cost and risk, allows technology insertion with affordable readiness and enables platforms to successfully reach deployment sooner and with a lower total cost of ownership. With an active presence in a significant number of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most.


For more information, contact:

Ian McMurray

Communications Manager

Abaco Systems

[email protected]

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